The Biology of Nematodes, edited by Donald L. Lee. Taylor and Francis, London, U.K. 2002. ISBN 0-415-27211-4.

The Foreword by Bridget Oglivie begins by saying, “To most people, nematodes seem dull if not repulsive and their mainly cylindrical, thread like shape does not help their image.” I must admit to some trepidation in attempting to write a review of this book because I have always considered nematodes in somewhat the same way, at least until that time each year when I begin to teach my undergraduate course in parasitology. It is then that I am reminded of their huge versatility in life style, their amazing adaptability, their remarkable reproductive capacity, and their virtual success as penultimate parasites, whether of plant or animal hosts. This volume, edited so well by Donald L. Lee, served to re-enforce both my fascination and respect for this group of animals.

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